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Today's News

  • Construction to begin on Beech Grove Road Bypass

    LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract for construction of the Beech Grove Road Bypass in Bullitt County. The project will utilize the existing Old Ford Road and extend it approximately 0.3 miles to KY 61 (see map below).

  • Jewish South part of group to be sold by parent firm

     HILL VIEW — If the city of Hillview hopes to have a hospital built in its community, it will not be owned and operated by KentuckyOne Health.

    The health system announced on Friday that it would be placing its Louisville area facilities, including Jewish Hospital Medical Center South in Hillview, up for sale.

    According to a release, KentuckyOne Health will focus its operations on a smaller footprint centered in Central and Eastern Kentucky.

  • Louisville woman convicted of unlawful citizenship through sham marriage

     HOUSTON – A Louisville, Kentucky, resident has admitted she unlawfully obtained citizenship by entering into a sham marriage with a Houston man, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez.  

    Nigerian native Euphemia Chinyeaka Okeke, 41, admitted to marrying a Houston resident and U.S. citizen while in Nigeria. She then applied for an immigrant visa and alien registration based on that marriage, claiming her permanent residence would be Houston.

  • Indictments issued on sex-related allegations in Bullitt County cases

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Four individuals have been indicted on sex-related allegations by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    Christopher C. Hamilton has been indicted on the charges of rape, sodomy and incest.

    According to the indictment, Hamilton allegedly had sexual intercourse between January 2011 and Dec. 31, 2015, with a female under 12 years of age.

    During that same period, he allegedly had deviate sexual intercourse with a female less than 12 years old.

    And he also had intercourse with a person that he should have known was a relative.

  • Louisville felon charged with pipe bombs, firearms possession

      LOUISVILLE– Charges against Louisville felon Michael C. Beck, in Jefferson Circuit Court have been dropped so that the federal charges may proceed. Beck, 28,was charged by grand jury indictment on February 22, 2017, with illegal possession of explosive bombs and firearms including a sawed off shotgun and a homemade 12-gauge pipe gun, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Motorcyclist killed in wreck in Pioneer Village

     PIONEER VILLAGE -- A motorcyclist trying to turn into a northern Bullitt County subdivision was struck and killed Saturday evening.

    According to Kentucky State Police spokesman Jeff Gregory, Aaron Jennette was stopped on westbound John Harper Highway around 11:15 p.m. on Saturday.

    Jennette, 32, was attempting to make a left-hand turn into Running Creek Drive, which is just east of Blue Lick Road.

  • Sheriff’s narcotics unit seizes over 220 pounds of pot; 7 may be indicted

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- On Monday, the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office narcotics unit conducted a multi-agency investigation that could lead to indictments on at least seven individuals.

    Lt. Col. Mike Halbleib said his agency worked with the Nebraska State Patrol and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Detectives seized approximately 222 pounds of marijuana, four vehicles, 12 vials of HGH, 127 HGH pills, a gun and over $57,700 in cash.

  • Mayor seeking satellite county office

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Trips to Shepherdsville to renew license plates and tags are notorious for being the annual task that makes birthdays lose some of their excitement.

    Mount Washington Mayor Barry Armstrong said he’s looking to make that trip a little less tedious.

    Bullitt County Clerk Kevin Mooney said those plans aren’t financially wise. 

    Armstrong said at a recent council meeting that he spoke with Mooney about opening a satellite office in Mount Washington, saving residents both time and traffic woes.

  • New facility push made by animal shelter committee

     CLERMONT -- Hyte Rouse and his road department crew can do some work to see if they can divert water from pouring into the Bullitt County Animal Shelter.

    But, it is going to be a tough fix.

    It is a fix that members of the Bullitt County Animal Shelter committee believe is only a temporary situation.

    The long-term goal is to have a new animal shelter.

    The immediate concern is to stop the flow of water into the facility, which is several feet lower than the surrounding property.

  • Welcome to the New Maryville Elementary

    PIONEER VILLAGE - It’s no longer your parents’ school.

    The original community-style Maryville Elementary School building, a progressive design in the 1970s, is once again Bullitt County’s most progressive elementary structure.

    Following years of struggles, construction and headaches, the MES community was all smiles during the celebration of its newly-improved school facility.

    Former students and staff were invited to a community open house showcasing all of the building’s new features.